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Fed. Circ. Bar Says Anti-'Patent Troll' Bill Worrisome

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 4:56 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit Bar Association told members of Congress on Tuesday that the judicial branch should take the lead in cracking down on so-called patent trolls and that any proposed legislation currently being considered to address the issue probably won’t be effective.

In a letter to U.S. Reps. Bob Goodlatte and John Conyers Jr. — the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary — the Federal Circuit Bar Association said the judicial branch, given its detailed and daily experience handling complex litigation, is best suited to tackle how to go about curbing abusive...

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